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New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Volume 5, Issue 9
July 27, 2006

Beginning on September 30, 2007, employers who are subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements must collect and report data about the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of their workforces on a revised Standard Form 100, Employer Information Report ("EEO-1"). Employers with 100 or more employees are subject to the EEO-1 reporting requirement as are employers with federal government contracts of $50,000 or more and 50 or more employees.

The existing EEO-1 report requires that workforce data be broken down by nine job categories, using five race and ethnic categories. In addition to strongly endorsing self-identification of race and ethnic categories by employees (as opposed to visual identification by employers), the revised EEO-1 report contains the following changes:

  • A new race/ethnic category titled "two or more races" has been added;
  • The category "Asian or Pacific Islander" has been divided into two separate categories - "Asian" and "Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders";
  • The category "Black" has been renamed "Black or African American" and the category "Hispanic" has been renamed "Hispanic or Latino";
  • The Officials and Managers category has been divided into two subgroups - Executives/Senior Level and First/Mid Level Officials.

These changes are discussed in detail in the November 28, 2005 Federal Register (70 FR 71294), which is available on the EEOC's website at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeo1/index.html. The new EEO-1 form should not be used, however, until September 30, 2007.

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